Patricia L. Patterson, Butler artist, was named the Floyd F. Chaney Award designee in the upcoming 2006 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Exhibit to be held at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh from October 27, 2006 to January 14, 2007.
Patterson, whose primary medium is oil paint, studied visual arts at Chatham College and recently received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Art Institute of Boston through Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her works include portraiture resulting from an ongoing exploration of appropriated identity and the cultural assignment of gender-specific characteristics.
The Carnegie Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and Patterson will be present at an opening reception, to which the public is invited, on Thursday, November 26, 2006 at 6:30 PM and will also be at the Museum to speak about her work on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 1:00.
Patterson is currently represented by LaFond Gallery, 1711 E. Carson Street in Pittsburgh.